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Re: columbia missouri

You make me want to move.... this sounds so wonderful.
thank you all for the information. She is getting so excited as I share all this with her.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2006 8:42 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] columbia missouri

And just 17 miles northeast of Hannibal is me! :-) !  About 30 miles
south of Columbia on the Missouri River is Jefferson City, the state
capitol, home to Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, a good native plant
source, and if you follow the river toward St Louis, some 50 miles,
you reach Hermann, MO, and the Missouri wine country, a great day
trip on both sides of the river.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 1, 2006, at 5:01 PM, Cornergar@aol.com wrote:

Tricia, I am very familiar with Columbia as my Mother lived there
for the
last 25 years of her life and my sister and her family still live
there. It is a
beautiful area at the foot of the Ozarks with some really great
streams to
'float". In my younger years when i lived in St. Louis we made some
memories camping and floating the Current, the Huzzah,and the
Meramec in our
canoe. Columbia is a college town with all the cultural advantages
that brings.
The biggest of course is Mizzou but Stephens and Columbia College
are also
there. The hospital associated with the U of M is well respected. I
haven't used
the airport for some time but I think it is pretty good for that
size town. I
know there is a regular shuttle to the St. Louis airport. My sister
is owner of
Apple School which is a wonderful preschool they started in 1988.
They also
accept older children after school and in the summer. Columbia is
not quite 2
hours from St. Louis which offers just about anything you want. I
love the zoo
and the botanical gardens are fabulous.Just north of StL. is
Hannibal, Mark
Twain's home. Just south is Six Flags (oh goody). Seems to me they
are zone 6 for
gardens. I know they are always about 10 days ahead of me in bloom
times. Can
you tell I think this is a great town? Hope this helps. Kathy

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